Acute generalized polyneuropathy accompanying lithium poisoning

John C.M. Brust, Jeffrey S. Hammer, Yasoma Challenor, Edward B. Healton, Ronald P. Lesser

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A woman with typical symptoms of lithium toxicity had, in addition, severe generalized sensorimotor peripheral neuropathy, Which cleared completely as she recovered. Electrodiagnostic studies suggested axonal lesions; autopsy ten months latter revealed no residual abnormalities. Previous studies have shown that lithium can affect peripheral nerve function, but this is the first reported case of peripheral neuropathy in association with lithium toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-362
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of neurology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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